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  • Failure Is an Option

  • An Attempted Memoir
  • By: H. Jon Benjamin
  • Narrated by: H. Jon Benjamin
  • Length: 4 hrs and 58 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,201
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 2,036
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,023

While he's not quite a household name, most people would consider H. Jon Benjamin, the voice-actor star of Archer and Bob's Burgers (and a sentient can of mixed vegetables in 2015's Wet Hot American Summer) a comedy show business success. But he'd like to remind everyone that as great as success can be, failure is also an option. In a hilarious, self-deprecating memoir, Jon lays out some of his many failures in all areas of life, from Work ("wherein I'm unable to deliver a sizzling fajita") to Family ("wherein a trip to PF Chang's fractures a family").

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • No joke, This book helped my marriage

  • By Gisela on 05-07-18

So much funnier than I expected!

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 08-06-18

I admit I bought this because I love Archer and Bob's Burgers. But what a great time I had listening to Jon talk about his life - in all it's awkward and uncomfortable glory. I have already recommended to many friends and I am sure I will come back to listen again.

  • Andrea Vernon and the Corporation for UltraHuman Protection

  • By: Alexander C. Kane
  • Narrated by: Bahni Turpin
  • Length: 8 hrs and 50 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 4,097
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,876
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 3,869

Andrea Vernon always thought she would spend her life living in Paris writing thought-provoking historical novels all day and sipping wine on the Seine all night. But the reality is she's drowning in debt, has no prospects, and is forced to move back to Queens, where her parents remind her daily that they are very interested in grandchildren. Then, one morning, she is kidnapped, interviewed, and hired as an administrative assistant by the Corporation for UltraHuman Protection. Superheroes for hire, using their powers for good. What could possibly go wrong?

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A Normal Life in an Abnormal World

  • By Arthur D. Rich on 08-26-17

Love it!

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 07-20-18

Great story - I love the new job jitters mixed in with superheroes and their quirks. Finished it a couple days ago and can't stop thinking about it. I want more!

1 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • The Drowning Girl

  • By: Caitlin R. Kiernan
  • Narrated by: Suzy Jackson
  • Length: 13 hrs and 9 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 388
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 357
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 358

India Morgan Phelps - Imp to her friends - is schizophrenic. Struggling with her perceptions of reality, Imp must uncover the truth about her encounters with creatures out of myth - or from something far, far stranger....

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • A Modern Haunting

  • By Diane on 07-16-12

ugh. I can't finish it

Overall
2 out of 5 stars
Performance
3 out of 5 stars
Story
1 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 11-01-17

I keep trying to go back and finish. I am more than half way, but I don't really like Imp, or her mental problems. I was hoping the mystery of the mermaid would be enough, but I don't care anymore. this is the second Neil Gaiman presents book I have disliked, so obviously I'm not as cool as i thought I was.

  • The Adventures of Tom Stranger, Interdimensional Insurance Agent

  • By: Larry Correia
  • Narrated by: Adam Baldwin
  • Length: 2 hrs and 3 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8,210
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7,597
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 7,585

Have you ever seen a planet invaded by rampaging space mutants from another dimension or Nazi dinosaurs from the future? Don't let this happen to you! Rifts happen, so you should be ready when universes collide. A policy with Stranger & Stranger can cover all of your interdimensional insurance needs. Rated "Number One in Customer Satisfaction" for three years running, no claim is too big or too weird for Tom Stranger to handle.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Someone owes me a new keyboard

  • By Aimee M on 05-24-16

So much Fun

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 06-23-16

Would you listen to The Adventures of Tom Stranger, Interdimensional Insurance Agent again? Why?

I will listen again - this is such a fun story, Adam Baldwin was fantastic, and I look forward to getting the missing seasons of Firefly the other dimensions get!

What does Adam Baldwin bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

You can HEAR him winking as he reads it. I love it. Even if I read it, I would still hear his voice.

If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?

Please no film. This is perfect as it is.

Any additional comments?

Loved this - would love to read more of Tom Stranger.

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • The Dark Thorn

  • By: Shawn Speakman
  • Narrated by: Nick Podehl
  • Length: 17 hrs and 1 min
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 270
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 247
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 250

Beneath the streets of Seattle, a long-forgotten war is about to be renewed...Richard McAllister, a spiritually destitute homeless man and Knight of the Yn Saith, protects one of seven portals linking his world to that of Annwn, where the fey Tuatha de Dannan of antiquity have been relegated by a long-running religious war. Unknown to Richard though, powerful forces are aligning against him and all he stands to keep safe.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Don't let The fact Podehl read it influence you!

  • By Lisa on 03-12-14

I don't like any of them

Overall
1 out of 5 stars
Performance
1 out of 5 stars
Story
1 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 03-23-16

The characters were horrible. I didn't like anyone. They all spoke in riddles, got mad if anyone asked what the hell they were talking about, then pouted when they were given the same treatment. Richard is bitter and angry and annoying. He has serious psychological problems, and not the ones that make a character interesting. the story jumps from the church to Seattle and to the fairy world with no warning. One of the guys in the church likes having sex with women. what does that have to do with the review? I dunno, but it was mentioned enough in the story it must be important. Richard's wife was killed, we get it. I gave this 10 hours of my life, and I still don't care about anyone in the whole book. Don't bother.

  • Take the Stairs

  • 7 Steps to Achieving True Success
  • By: Rory Vaden
  • Narrated by: Rory Vaden
  • Length: 4 hrs and 5 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,660
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,472
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,459

Do you ride the escalator or do you take the stairs? No matter how you define success, it always requires one thing: self-discipline. But as popular speaker and strategist Rory Vaden explains, we live in an "escalator world", one that's filled with shortcuts, quick fixes, and distractions that make it all too easy to slide into procrastination, compromise, and mediocrity. What seems like an easier path is really much harder in the end - and, most important, it won't take you where you want to go.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Take the stairs they have my advertising

  • By Lpcemt-p on 07-07-15

Be Hungry and Do It

Overall
3 out of 5 stars
Performance
3 out of 5 stars
Story
3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 12-29-15

The message is to stay focused on your goal and do the things you don't want to do to succeed. No real secret for self discipline, just another "be hungry and do it" book. the goal setting in the early part of the book was interesting, but then it went the way of most of these books. He also is a commercial for this southwestern book selling summer gig, because he talks in every chapter about his it made him who he is. Pretty sure he bought an interest in that company at this point.

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  • The Eyes of the Dragon

  • By: Stephen King
  • Narrated by: Bronson Pinchot
  • Length: 10 hrs and 18 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1,675
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,286
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,284

A tale of archetypal heroes and sweeping adventures, of dragons and princes and evil wizards, here is epic fantasy as only Stephen King could envision it.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Enjoyable

  • By Christine on 08-25-10

love this

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 10-02-15

I loved this book years ago when I read it, love it even more hearing Bronson read it. it's a great adventure with intrigue, betrayal, love and hope. I know I will listen again.

  • Mort(e)

  • A Novel
  • By: Robert Repino
  • Narrated by: Bronson Pinchot
  • Length: 11 hrs and 8 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 848
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 783
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 783

Former house cat turned war hero Mort(e) is famous for taking on the most dangerous missions and fighting the dreaded human bioweapon EMSAH. But the true motivation behind Mort(e)'s recklessness is his ongoing search for a pretransformation friend - a dog named Sheba. When he receives a mysterious message from the dwindling human resistance claiming Sheba is alive, he begins a journey that will take him from the remaining human strongholds to the heart of the Colony.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Just don't think about plausibility

  • By JDickey on 03-31-15

A cat named Mort

Overall
4 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 09-28-15

Would you listen to Mort(e) again? Why?

I enjoyed the story. I don't think I would listen again, because now I know how it ends, but it was a good listen.

What was one of the most memorable moments of Mort(e)?

When he morphs and turns, it talks about how he doesn't have fully formed hands, because he had been declawed as a cat. So he has nubs now. I can't get that concept out of my mind.

Which scene was your favorite?

When he goes back to her home and stares at the patch of sun. Says so much.

If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?

The ants are marching 2 by 2.

Any additional comments?

I love Bronson Pinchot. He could read a dictionary and I would buy it.

  • The Housewife Assassin's Handbook

  • The Housewife Assassin, Book 1
  • By: Josie Brown
  • Narrated by: Melissa Moran
  • Length: 5 hrs and 59 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 1,118
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 1,008
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 1,009

Every desperate housewife wants an alias. Donna Stone has one - and it happens to be government-sanctioned. But Donna earned it the hard way: Her husband was killed the day she delivered their third child. To avenge her husband's murder, Donna leads a secret life as an assassin. But espionage makes for strange bedfellows, and brings new meaning to that old adage, "Honey, I'm home...."

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Quick Quips and Sarcastic Humor

  • By Judy C on 09-28-14

worst mom ever

Overall
1 out of 5 stars
Performance
1 out of 5 stars
Story
1 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 05-06-15

I tried. I really did. I didn't like the main character, didn't care .

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Curse of the Blue Tattoo

  • Bloody Jack #2
  • By: L. A. Meyer
  • Narrated by: Katherine Kellgren
  • Length: 14 hrs and 13 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,727
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 1,354
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,337

Jacky Faber, Bloody Jack, is back, and this time, she's facing a situation far worse than a ship full of murderous pirates. Curse of the Blue Tattoo, L. A. Meyer's sequel to the enormous popular Bloody Jack, is just as bawdy and entertaining as the original.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Nice story, extremely well read!

  • By William on 12-30-08

Love me some Jackie

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 04-27-15

I really enjoy this character. She makes the most out of what's given to her, she's unreasonable, out of control, and the luckiest person around. I love even more that I just discovered her and there are many more adventures left to read!